One of the big new stories of 2014 was the rapid rise of Islamic group ISIS in the Middle East – the speed of their growth has surprised many and their extreme brutality has even shocked other extreme Islamic groups. There was little respite last year as our news media revealed a steady stream of barbaric activity carried out by these militants. Although there has been military responses by various countries, the Islamic State continues to grow as they set their sights further afield. They want to establish an Islamic caliphate across the Middle East and ultimately take control of the whole world’s Muslim population by whatever means necessary. So what does this mean for the UK – is there a rise of Islamization in Britain?
For many it will not mean very much, we feel relatively safe and secure in the knowledge that these events are far enough away not to impact our lives. Is it wise to be this complacent though? Even within the last twelve months, there has been a steady momentum that makes Britain more Islamic. This article by Gatestone Institute – The Islamization of Britain in 2014 – should shock you! It chronologically reviews the main stories in Britain showing how much Islam has risen – it is a lengthy article, but worth reading. It is astonishing how much has happened in our own country with most of this happening unnoticed or at least without much concern.
This video explains how Islamization of a country works:
The video, made in 2010, shows Islamization is a gradual process as the Muslim population increases within a country. Back then, the Muslim population in Britain was around 2.7%, but as the article shows, the latest figures show an increase to around 5.3%. What does the video show happens when the population increases to 5%? Exactly what we see happening in the UK! Excessive pressure is put on society to follow their rules – for example, pushing for the introduction of halal food from supermarkets and restaurants. As the Gatestone Institute article details, in 2014 we see that halal meat has been introduced in a number of establishments, probably unnoticed by most of their customers!
This rapid shift should be of concern as this trend is likely to get worse as the Muslim population increases – we can expect to see an increase in lawlessness as we get nearer to 10%.
We have many Muslim friends who are peaceful and disagree with much of what we are witnessing around the world. We are not suggesting every Muslim is part of this regime or even believes in its ideologies but we have to face up to the evidence.
When exploring any belief system, we need to acknowledge what the founding material of that system contains as opposed to the actions of supposed followers (Christianity included!). Our Prime Minister, David Cameron, continues to publicly insist Islam is a religion of peace but this simply does not stack up to the teachings of the Quran or the actions of Islamic countries! Any Islamic peace spoken of will only be achieved once Muslims have forced global control and they are aggressively attempting with the rapid rise of Islam in North Africa, the Middle East and much of Asia and Europe. Based on what is happening in many other countries, it appears time has run out for Britain – we are so caught up in our silly world of political correctness and supposed tolerance that we will not be able to resist this rise of Islam.
As Christians our strongest weapon is prayer! We can influence the direction that our country heads by repenting and asking God not to hand the UK over to the judgment it deserves. Individually, we need to put on the armour of God every day (Ephesians 6), be alert, watchful and discerning in everything we do! Pray for our leaders to stop this facade of political correctness and face up to the real dangers this country faces – with the general election this year pray for someone who will take a firm stance on this issue.
If you are not a Christian, you have a choice to make. The future may present some tough decisions, some we maybe forced to make! The only solid foundation we have is in Jesus Christ, if you repent and believe in Jesus as your personal Saviour then you can have true peace in your heart. This is the only peace we can have until the Coming King returns, which could be very soon – until then, trust in Him!
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:11-18)